Maryland outlasts Belmont 79-77 for first tournament win since 2016

On Thursday afternoon the Maryland Terrapins started their 2019 NCAA tournament run with a 79-77 win over the Belmont Bruins. It was a slug fest of a game, with both teams trading punches down the stretch. In the end, the Terps pulled out the win to advance to the second round for the first time since 2016.

Coming into this matchup Belmont was a trendy upset pick across the country and probably even a favorite in the state of Maryland due to chronic pessimism coming from Terps fans.

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Journey to the tourney: The ten best moments from Maryland’s season so far

The NCAA tournament is approaching quickly and Maryland is gearing up for a potential postseason run. As we all know, the college basketball season is a marathon and can take you on a roller coaster of a journey as a fan. Maryland fans in particular know this all too well as the Terps often seem allergic to consistency but for all the disappointments this season, there were even more moments to celebrate or appreciate as a fan.

Ahead of their appearance in the 2019 tournament, I thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of the best moments from their season. Here are ten that have defined the 2018-19 team so far but hopefully we have many more still to come.

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Terps start Big 10 Tournament play against Nebraska on Wednesday

The Maryland Terrapins take to the court for the first time in this year’s Big Ten tournament when they face the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a second-round matchup Thursday at 2:55pm.

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